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Friday, November 1, 2013

Day 43 - Friday - TGIF and whoa on the long week we all had!

U.S. History II  - Period 1: 
Essential Questions:

-Were railroads and banks doing what was best for America in the late 19th century?
-Has rapid industrial development been a blessing or a curse for Americans?
-Were big business leaders "captains of industry" or "robber barons?"

1. Quarter 1 Binder Checks & Immigration DBQ for those of you who were late or absent yesterday is due! The Writing Rubric will be reviewed AND scored (in pencil) as you read over your final draft on Should the U.S. "golden door" remain open? Or should the United States restrict and limit future immigration by allowing entry only to those who are educated?

2. We will very quickly discuss Angel Island (pg 463) and the Melting Pot (pg 464).

3. We will watch Urbanization in American - Effects and Problems
   A. What were 3 positive themes and 3 problems that took place in cities
   B. Give 3 facts that interested you during this video.
   C. Was the United States a "melting pot"? Why or why not?

4. Review the American Cities in the late 1800's slideshow.

5. Urbanization at the turn of the nineteenth century:
City Life in the late 19th Century
Industrialization and Urbanization Overview - Terrific graphs and info
Urbanization during the Progressive Era
Urbanization/Immigration Outline
Urbanization and Immigration Slideshow
Chicago "The City of the Century" - A PBS special
Urbanization in American - Effects and Problems

6. America - The Story of US - Growth of Cities

7. The story of Urbanization - TedTalk

1. None, enjoy your weekend!
U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
Essential Questions:

-How do you think like an Historian?
-Were the colonists justified in resisting British policies after the French and Indian War?
-Was the American War for Independence inevitable?
-Would you have been a revolutionary in 1776? 

Themes: Mercantilism, Independence, Revolutions

1. Shay's Rebellion: America's First Civil War: As you watch the video below, please complete the Multiple Choice Test (66 questions = 1 point each = 66 total points & ONE essay question worth 34 points). Mr. Parkin will hand out a paper-copy in class.

1. Please finish your essay that I assigned you on Shays' Rebellion: America's First Civil War", either question #5, #9, and #12 in class.  You may use the Test and notes on the side margins to help you prepare to write about ONE of these questions for your in-class written essay/take home to finish.

International Studies - Period 3 
Essential Questions:
1. How do we think about POWER in the 21st Century?

2. How do we define our interest as a country?

3. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?

4. How is power distributed?

Themes Global Awareness, Global cooperation, Foreign Policy, Soft Power, Hard Power

1. We will finish the second half of the Joseph Nye video on "Global Power Shifts" and then discuss the highlights, importance, and future of foreign policy in a global world.

A portrait of Hillary Clinton at her desk

2. Hans Rosling's "200 Countries, 200 years, 4 minutes, the Joy of Stats"

3. Hard Power and Soft Power Readings and Resources:
1. Please make sure you have read Robert Cooper's "Hard Power, Soft Power and the Goals of Diplomacy".  You should have finished all questions (A-M) and if not then you have the weekend to complete it please!!! It's a good read and one that will easily spark debate and help you with your debate next week - hint we are going to debate soft power and hard power in this class!!  Here is what I want you to analyze about the article:

A. Is Robert Cooper a reliable source? What is the author's point of view? Proof it please!
B. What are his views on America and Europe regarding hard power and soft power?
C. What does America want to maintain in the 21st Century?
D. What do you think Robert Cooper means when he says "[The European Union] It relies on law, on negotiation, on multilateral organisation."?
E. Who are the "Realists"?
F. What spreads American values? Why?
G. What cases or claims (situation/country study) do you think is the most important Robert Cooper makes? Do you support it or disagree with it? Why
H. What is the most important form of legitimacy in International relations?
I. What does the European Union (EU) offer for soft power?
J. What should all governments do in order to be legitimate?
K. Does Robert Cooper support hard power or soft power? Cite SPECIFIC evidence!
L. Why do you think Robert Cooper wrote this article?
M. Is the source believable? What pieces of evidence are most believable or not believable?
N. What words or phrases does Robert Cooper use to convince me that he or she is right?

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